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Italy's foreign minister, Libyan officials discuss ties

TRIPOLI, Libya On an official visit to Libya, Italy's foreign minister met on Sunday with government officials of the North African country.Head of Libya's Presidential Council Mohammad Menfi received Luigi...

Congo’s Sassou Nguesso vies to extend 36-year rule

YAOUNDE, Cameroon Polls opened in the Republic of Congo on Sunday, with incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso aiming to extend his 36-year rule. Nearly 2.5 million people are eligible to...

2 dead in northern Kenya plane crash

NAIROBI, Kenya A pilot and co-pilot died in a plane crash in northern Kenya on Saturday.A light aircraft, which was carrying exam papers for the Kenya National Examination Council, crashed...

Shell injures 8 children in Libya’s Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya Eight children were injured when a shell struck a residential neighborhood in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to local health authorities on Saturday. In a statement, Al-Jalal...

Tanzania swears in first female president

NAIROBI, Kenya Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday was sworn in as Tanzania’s president, making the history as becoming the first female leader of the East African country.Across East Africa, all...

Tunisian, French presidents discuss Libya in phone call

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian President Kais Saied and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed developments in Libya in a phone call Thursday.  According to a statement by the Tunisian Presidency, Saied...

Niger: UNICEF condemns ‘horrific killings’ of civilians

YAOUNDE, Cameroon UNICEF on Wednesday condemned the "horrific killings" of civilians in Niger after at least 58 people, including six children aged 11-17, were killed in the Tillabery region.The...

Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at Benghazi port: Haftar

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday said in a letter addressed to the Ports and Maritime Transport Administration that Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at the Benghazi port."We...

Ethiopia rejects outside mediators in dam dispute

ISTANBUL Ethiopia has rejected calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the US in the ongoing dispute over the country’s construction of a massive hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.  “Ethiopia...

Libyans begin transition of power to end division

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan officials on Tuesday began a ceremony for power transition to end the rift in the oil-rich country. Mohammad Menfi, the new president of the Libyan Presidential Council, and...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...